Archive for April, 2008

DAFT recruitment drive

April 23, 2008

To be a registered party the electoral commission says that we need 500 members. With the Facebook group sitting on 323, and the Bebo group sitting on 40 with  a few double ups that means that there are about 350 people who are willing and able to sign up to DAFT. (more…)


Building the DAFT Constitution

April 22, 2008

The event tonight was a great success! We got a pretty comprehensive Constitution hammered out over pizza and beer, after we adjourned to Syn to enjoy the delectable Hells Pizza in combination with some alcoholic beverages. (more…)

Hooray for New Zealand!

April 19, 2008

Too long has New Zealand stood in the shadow of Australia. Too long have we had to put up with foreigners thinking we’re part of Australia. Australians stealing our pavlova, bands, horses and actors.

PEA questions answered

April 17, 2008

In response to the questions asked on Mr. Farrar’s post about DAFT’s PEA.

It would be nice if you guys commented on here, rather than there! (more…)

How people are finding DAFT

April 17, 2008

I’ve been watching the statisitics roll in about how people find this site. Many of them are interesting. (more…)

DAFT memorandum

April 17, 2008

If elected, the DAFT Party will demonstrate its rejection of the baubles of office by only taking the most undesirable office spaces in parliament. These include: (more…)

Electoral Finance

April 17, 2008

A big deal recently has been made out of the Electoral Finance ACT (2007) (EFA). As an unregistered party it does not affect the DAFT Party just yet, but this does not mean that we do not have a view on it. The DAFT Party acknowledges the need to limit spending by political parties, and the transparency of where the funding can come from, and how people can advertise. This is why a DAFT government would scrap the EFA and replace it with the Party Expenditure Act (PEA). (more…)

Larry replies!

April 16, 2008

After our letter to Mr. Baldock of Kiwi Party fame, he replied with this: (more…)

Kiwi Party enrage DAFT faithful

April 15, 2008

Late last month the Kiwi Party’s leader, Larry Baldock issued a press release that called ACT’s policies “daft”. Many members and readers have written to the DAFT Party asking us to set this straight. This is the letter that DAFT has sent to Mr. Baldock. (more…)


April 7, 2008

While Labour have been glossing up the fact that they have just secured a Free Trade Agreement with the biggest economy in the world, the DAFT Party have not been sitting idly by. DAFT trade negotiators have been petitioning governments the world over, and we are quietly confident that we have secured a FTA* with a player, that is even more important to NZ than China ever will be. (more…)